CoStar SHARE Center

CoStar SHARE Center, USA

CoStar SHARE Center, USA (Supporting Hotel and Real Estate Education) became THE-ICE’s first Business Alliance Partner in 2015. Launched in 2011 by STR, the CoStar SHARE Center provides higher education providers with large volumes of hotel, tourism and real estate data, as well as related resources for research, student projects, and use in the classroom.

STR has provided a benchmarking service to the hotel industry for over three decades and, in addition to providing regular performance data to over 83,000 hotels, STR conducts regular presentations at international conferences and provides a variety of products and services to a wide range of organisations in the hotel industry.

The CoStar SHARE Center has assisted nearly 1000 schools from 83 different countries. In addition to the extensive hotel and tourism data, members also have access to many resources including:

  • training programmes and materials;
  • global industry articles and publications;
  • webinars for faculty and students;
  • speaker support for academics;
  • regular educator newsletters; and
  • access to educator forums connecting academia with industry.

To answer calls for an industry “stamp of approval” process, in 2012 the SHARE Center launched the CHIA (Certification in Hotel Industry Analytics).

CHIA has been designed for undergraduate and postgraduate students, as well as professors. Thousands of students have now achieved CHIA certification and over 800 professors have participated in the CHIA Train-the-Trainer (TTT) sessions worldwide. CHIA certification provides recognition of attaining a thorough knowledge of foundational data analytics and strategic benchmarking, essential in the industry today.

CAHTA (Certification in Advanced Hospitality and Tourism Analytics) was launched in 2019 and is being offered by top schools around the world, with over 300 professors having attended TTT sessions. Built upon the CHIA foundation, the CAHTA provides comprehensive training on four popular hospitality and tourism research projects: a market study, an event impact analysis, an economic analysis, and a feasibility study. Students learn step-by-step procedures to conduct industry quality research and complete one of the projects, where they gain valuable experience analysing data and presenting their findings.

In addition to affiliation with THE-ICE, the CoStar SHARE Center also partners with a wide range of academic support organisations including ICHRIE, TTRA, ISTTE, AHFME, iHITA, RevME, ARES, COHREP, GHE, KAHTEA, CHME, CHEI, AMFORHT, EUHOFA, HSoD, “La Fondacion” and the Institute of Hospitality.

Scheduled dates and details of upcoming CoStar SHARE Center Educator Workshops, events, and CHIA and CAHTA Train-the Trainer Sessions in various international locations.

To register or find out more about upcoming sessions, please contact

Visit the CoStar SHARE Center website for further information.